'Astonishing progress' made on heart disease, doctors say

August 19, 2014 11:53 AM

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'Astonishing progress' made on heart disease, doctors say

The rates of hospitalizations and deaths from heart disease and stroke in the U.S. have declined dramatically in the past two decades, a new study has found.

Researchers looked at the medical records of nearly 34 million people ages 65 or older who had been hospitalized for various conditions between 1999 and 2011, and found that the rate of hospitalization for heart attack, heart failure and stroke declined by about 30 to 40 percent over this time. This...

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